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ALL THINGS GREEN AT WELLAND MARKET
WELLAND – This Saturday is Luck of the Irish day at Welland Farmers Market with special events, activities from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. including: Green egg toss; Kid’s Crafts; Face painting; Irish Dancing (Brian Taylor Academy of Irish Dancing, performance 9:45 a.m.); Green Eggs & Green Pancakes; Green themed Vendor Specials; Green Treat Contest.
APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR ROSE QUEEN CONTEST
WELLAND – Apply to be this year’s Welland Rose Queen! Applications are available at the Rose Festival Office, 30 East Main Street in downtown Welland.
EASTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE
WELLAND – City of Welland’s Easter weekend hours have been posted and can be found at: welland.ca
MUSEUM HOSTS LIVE REPTILE SHOW
WELLAND – London Reptiles will be presenting a live reptile show on Friday March 18 from 1:00-2:30pm at Welland Museum. There will be an opportunity after the show for children (and families) to meet some of the creatures they saw during the presentation. The cost is $5 per child. Pre-registration is also required for this show. For more information on March Break programming, or to register for the events, please call the museum at 905-732-2215.
DEADLINE NEAR FOR ADAMS AWARD NOMINATIONS
WELLAND – The prestigious,T. Roy Adams Humanitarian of the Year is awarded annually by Niagara Region to a current resident of Niagara to honour the memory of the late T. Roy Adams. This is the fourteenth year of the Award.
The recipient will be someone who best exemplifies Roy’s values and dedication to community service; a person who sees volunteerism as an integral part of their life. T. Roy Adams was an eminent Niagaran, well known throughout the Region, Canada, and abroad for his service to God, his country and his fellow citizens.
The deadline for receiving nominations is March 31. For further information and nomination form please visit niagararegion.ca, or contact Sharon McNames at 905-685-4225 ext 3224, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONCERT’S RESCHEDULED DATE IS MARCH 12
WELLAND – Just a reminder the rescheduled date for the concert Tell Me The Truth About Love is this Saturday, March 12. All tickets for the previous February date are still valid. If you don’t have a ticket yet, you can purchase $20 advance tickets here: https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/15006/ Tickets will also be available for $25 at the door.
The performance is at Ridgeway’s The Sanctuary – Centre for the Arts; enjoy a casual atmosphere and bar while enjoying songs about love from musical theatre, classical and jazz standard repertoire.Featuring the soloists of Lyric Niagara: Jennifer Carter, soprano; Debra Kingsley, mezzo-soprano; Charlotte Knight, soprano; Breanne Rourke, soprano; and Erika Reiman, piano.
WEAVERS, SPINNERS TO SHOW YESTERYEAR’S CRAFTS
WELLAND – Niagara Handweavers and Spinners Guild will be putting on a March break activity at Welland Museum from 1:00-3:00pm on Thursday March 17. This programming event is free, but pre-registration is required. Drop in or call the museum at 905-732-2215.
PROFESSOR SCHARPER TO SPEAK ON ENVIRONMENT
WELLAND – Stephen Bede Scharper, a theologian and an Associate Professor of Environment at the University of Toronto, will speak at the Parish Community of St. Kevin this evening, March 10.
Scharper writes a regular column on the environment for the Toronto Star. He is especially focused on climate change, and he views Pope Francis and Catholic Social teaching as very effective resources in educating people regarding climate change.
In his presentation, he will highlight the power of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’, as a direct challenge for people to learn more about climate change and become active in working to preserve the integrity of creation.
Scharper has the gift of making rather complicated environmental questions quite understandable. The evening gets underway at 7 p.m. in the parish hall
MARCH BREAK MAGIC SHOW MARCH 16
WELLAND –Welland Museum has partnered with the City of Welland and the Welland Public Library to deliver an afternoon of magic. The magic show, featuring IncrediBrent and Super Sarah, will begin at 2:00pm on Wednesday March 16 at the Wellness Community Wellness Complex Theatre. Admission is free with a food donation.
WEB PORTAL OFFERS INFO FOR IMMIGRANTS
WELLAND – The Niagara Immigration web portal helps prospective immigrants:
Learn about Niagara’s labour market; Calculate costs of living in Canada; Contact settlement services and organizations; Obtain a Health card, Social Insurance Number and driver’s license; Learn about climate and seasonal weather conditions; Adjust to their new home.
The portal promotes Niagara as a destination of choice for immigrants. It highlights the combined efforts of more than 100 agencies in the region that provide services for prospective and landed immigrants in settlement and integration.
Visit the Site: www.niagaraimmigration.ca
TAX CLINICS AT BOTH WELLAND LIBRARY BRANCHES
WELLAND – The Library is hosting Income Tax Clinics again this year for people on low and fixed incomes.
Clinics are conducted by volunteers from the CRA Volunteer Tax Service and from the Niagara District Chartered Accountants Association.
Please call the library for information or to book an appointment, 905-734-6210 ext 2521.